Anglicare reveals $96 million village and aged care development: but Phillip Ruddock challenges it

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The Not For Profit wants to build the 79-bed aged care facility and 80 single-storey two-and three-bedroom units on 7.7 hectares near its Glenhaven Green village on Old Northern Road in Sydney’s Hills District, 33km from the CBD.

They are Sydney’s largest village operator with 27 villages.

The plan is currently before the Sydney North Planning Panel. Former federal politician and now Hornsby Mayor Phillip Ruddock has expressed concern however that “the scale of the development is excessive for this rural area.”

But Anglicare Property Development Manager David Edbrooke says they acquired the site over 10 years ago.

Anglicare and others, notably Living Choice, have big stakes in villages in the Glenhaven region.

Anglicare tells us they are committed to the concept of ‘continuum of care’, with the majority of their current and future projects co-locating villages with aged care and home care services.